Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Earliest Known Photo of a Davis Bike Lane and That Location Today (216)

In its Wednesday, July 26, 1967 issue, the Enterprise ran a photo described as a view of “the new bike path on West Eighth near Pine Lane,” an image reproduced here.

Looking at the upper-right hand corner of this photo, we can see the 8th Street water tower tank above the truck on the right.

Intrigued, I went to the intersection of 8th Street and Pine Lane and, sure enough, I could see the water tower tank, as shown in the second photo.

I suppose we might claim at least a tiny bit of “historicity” for that location as the first known photographed location of the historic Davis bike lane system.

Full size reproductions of each photo follow "the jump,"

circa July 26, 1967